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Richard Illingworth
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Richard Illingworth

England|bowler
Richard Illingworth

INTL CAREER: 1991 - 2021

Full Name

Richard Keith Illingworth

Born

August 23, 1963, Greengates, Bradford, Yorkshire

Age

57y 239d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Slow left arm orthodox

Playing Role

Bowler

relations

Other

Umpire

TEAMS

A steady left-arm spinner with a clipped moustache and a gentle manner, Illingworth snared his wickets by bowling maidens and building up pressure. He later added greater turn to his repertoire, but it was for his reliability as much as anything that England chose him in 1991 for the one-day and Test teams. Illingworth took a wicket with his first ball in Tests, but the selectors rightly decided that his style was better suited to the shorter form, and he was a miserly member of the side that reached the 1992 World Cup final. Although he made a Test comeback in 1995 and toured South Africa with some success that winter, Illingworth never managed to fight off the more talented Phil Tufnell for long enough to become a regular. For Worcestershire he was a gritty No. 8 and made three centuries as nightwatchman, but after 18 years on the staff, he was sidelined in 2000, and his request for a one-day contract for 2001 was turned down. Derbyshire promptly signed him on a two-year contract, but he drifted out of the game at the end of 2002. He was appointed to the full list of first-class umpires for the 2006 season. Lawrence Booth

Career Averages

Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test9131485615194/966/15032.362.4878.10100
ODI252515011059303/333/3335.294.2350.00000
FC37665868262138317/5031.542.3879.20276
List A38116918111574125/245/2427.083.9541.00820
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test91471282818.2839932.080015050
ODI25115681411.3311957.14004080
FC3764351227027120*22.454211610
List A38118587145853*14.8701930
Umpire & Referee
FormatMatUmpireTV Umpire
Test745321
ODI1297257
T20I23167
WTEST11
WODI66
WT20I14131
FC1321302
List A1291245
T2020318617
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Michael Gough (extreme right) was on the ICC list of umpires for the 2019 World Cup
The umpires Richard Kettleborough, Richard Illingworth and Michael Gough inspect the Bristol pitch
Richard Illingworth and Nigel Llong
Cameron Bancroft shows a black piece of cloth to the umpires
Angelo Mathews was given out lbw by umpire Richard Illingworth
Steven Smith talks to the umpires